Tilapia is one of my favorite fish to prepare,I love it’s texture, neutral flavours and they are best in absorbing different marinades and flavours.

Fish has a unique delicate flavour and sometimes over seasoning it is not something you want to do,simplicity is elegance for this recipe.

Simple and light,this meal is easy to prepare,using not more than  three ingredients.I love the simplicity that goes into preparing this meal,the fish is not overpowered by a ton of ingredients so you still get the wonderful flavour’s from your fish.

I used Tilapia for my recipe,however any white flaky fish would work.

Lime Fish FilletsFish is a healthy part of our diet,packed with essential oils and is a healthy source of proteins,it helps in reducing cholesterol,blood pressure and helps in weight loss,I mean who wouldn’t want that on their diet.

Pair this with salads,rice,pasta or any side of choice to make it a complete meal.I served mine on a bed Honey Lime Coleslaw and it’s was an explosion of flavours in my mouth.

Lime Fish Fillets





250 grams fish fillets

2  limes

1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons olive oil


Apply one tablespoon olive oil on the fillets and season with salt and pepper.juice in one lime over the fillets and let them marinate for 30 minutes if you have some time on you.I was hungry and didnt let mine marinate

Heat up your pan on medium high and  drizzle in two tablespoons olive oil.when oil is hot enough,gently place in your fillets

Sear your fillets undisturbed for 3 to 4 minutes until the sides start to turn opaque,cooking time will vary,depending on the size of your fillets.

After 4 minutes,flip over your fillets and cook for a further 3 to 4 minutes until the sides is all white and flaky.

When your fish is a minute away from being done,squeeze in half a lime over the fillets,take them off the heat and serve.

Lime Fish Fillets

Serve with lime wedges and an accompaniment of choice.I went for a light touch with my Honey Lime Coleslaw and I had an amazingly healthy and delicious meal.

Lime Fish Fillets

Quick tip,fish cooks quickly,I have mine cook for 2 mins on each side for every 2cm off fillet.Take them off the heat when just about done and starting to flake as it will finish the cooking process on the plate.I however use my eyes and feel with my fingers,that is the best way to know when it is done.


13 Comments Add yours

  1. MM says:

    Great recipe. Any simple recipe ideas for making squid rings?


    1. ombachi13 says:

      I have no idea how to prepare that,in case you do share it with me please๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. MM says:

    I don’t have the energy to type the recipe…tihihihi. When I figure out how to share an image, I will do that. Got the squid from these guys, hoping to try the blue parrot fish recipe next:


    1. ombachi13 says:

      I am fascinated by seafood though in Nairobi they are not that easy to come by and the few that are available come at a price๐Ÿ˜“


      1. MM says:

        That’s very true. I wasn’t a big fan of it till recently. Now, I can order through Jahazi Seafood and they have fairly good prices for fresh produce. So, after the cooking class I attempted, I want to be ordering a different kind every week or every other week and try something from the class. Started with Tempura of Baby Squid Rings. A whole fish is next I think.


      2. ombachi13 says:

        Wow that is amazing,I like your passion I love cooking and anybody who is into it is my friend.I shall be coming up with more fish recipes next month,also looking to try out shrimps and prawns,I so love shrimps


      3. MM says:

        Thanks!!! If you want to eat delicious food, learning how to make it is a great start. I like experimenting with food nowadays. Those squid rings were set on guacamole…soooo…tasty! Fish recipes, yay! Will try the sea food version of the fish recipes during easter. I also learnt how to devein prawns, crack lobster tails and fillet. So, maybe that will be next after the blue parrot/rabbit/emperor fish recipes have been tried. Aaarrrgghh…I can’t decide ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ll see!


      4. ombachi13 says:

        Why am i even so jealous of you right now lol you are living my dream

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      5. MM says:

        Ai…dash! This blog makes me so hungry. Lazima I step up my game! The photo quality is excellent, great job ๐Ÿ™‚


      6. ombachi13 says:

        Thank you๐Ÿ˜Š its a process if you have a passion for something it can only get better


      7. MM says:

        That’s an awesome attitude! All the best ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. MM says:

    April has come and gone…still awaiting those fish recipes you promised. Figured out how to make Rabbit fish and Tuna. Now looking for a Red Snapper recipe ๐Ÿ™‚


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